Parking Lot Sweeping

First impressions of your property are everything

Appearances are very important and in most cases, first impressions are how people and places are remembered. In today’s extremely competitive market, property managers cannot afford the tarnished image caused by cutting back on exterior grounds maintenance. Regular parking lot sweeping is a very important component contributing to the overall outside appearance.

Sweeping your parking area on a regular basis could bring more revenue to your business. It is virtually impossible to develop or retain the desired competitive edge if a business’ exterior, including the parking area, is unkept.

Why should you keep your parking area clean?


The outside parking areas are where business owners hope their potential customers will derive an initially favorable ‘first impression.

A parking lot cluttered with debris can take away from even the most beautiful landscaping. People may even hesitate to venture in if they see the potential for a flat tire in your parking area. Sand, dirt and other trash are abrasive. They will shorten the life of pavement as well as the service time of any seal coating, striping, etc. When dirt is allowed to stay on the pavement, it quickly starts deteriorating the paving material. Replacement costs for pavement far exceed the routine expense of parking lot sweeping

How often does the parking lot need to be swept?

If there is a high traffic flow your lot will need to be swept more often than a specialty store with only a few customers per day.

How do you determine the price for sweeping?

Below are just some of the elements that are considered when giving you a quote for parking lot sweeping services. When you give us a call we will ask you the following:

More information about lot sweeping

  • Street sweepers are designed to pick up trash (e.g. cigarette butts, paper, sand). They are not built to pick up large debris or liquids.
  • They do not remove stains (e.g. oil spills) from the pavement.
  • If you decide to have your lot swept once a month, you can not expect it to look clean for the entire month. It will begin to accumulate trash and debris immediately after being swept.
  • Sweeping contractors cannot be held responsible for slip-and-fall accidents. These machines will keep your lot looking neat and tidy, but they will only be on site for a limited time. Something can spill, leak or blow into the area after the contractor has swept the lot.

North American Power Sweeping Association

The information on this page was provided by the North American Power Sweeping Association. NAPSA is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, educating and improving the street-and-parking-lot sweeping industry.

NAPSA’s mission is to be the best resource in this industry for information and advocacy, benefiting both NAPSA members and their customers. North American Power Sweeping Association Copyright © NAPSA 2007


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